The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show new nappy valleys are swaddling southeast Queensland but inner-city suburbs are in the grip of a fertility drought.
And while there were more babies born in southeast Queensland than the rest of the state combined, regional centres were more than pulling their weight in the baby-making stakes.
The ABS stats for 2017 show while fertility rates are booming in the far south and west on southeast Queensland, they are at record lows in city-fringe suburbs.
Urbis national economics advisory director Richard Gibbs said the statistics indicated that more babies were being born in areas in which families could afford to live.
The median house price in North Lakes, according to realestate.com.au, is $490,000. That’s below the Brisbane-wide median of $493,500. Prices in the Brisbane Inner City statistical area are high above that mark, with suburbs such as Clayfield reaching a median of $1.2 million, The Gap at $681,000 and Highgate Hill $885,000.